clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Packers DL Muhammad Wilkerson carted off with ankle injury

Wilkerson left the game after a hard hit by teammate Kentrell Brice.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Packers defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson left Sunday’s game on a cart with an ankle injury after he was caught up in a pile attempting to make a tackle.

Wilkerson’s injury came on a second quarter run and appeared to have been caused at least in part by teammate Kentrell Brice. With Wilkerson trailing on the play, Brice came in hard for a tackle and in the course of attempting to make the play hit Wilkerson’s leg.

Wilkerson appeared to be in considerable pain on the field, slamming his fists onto the cart in frustration before covering his face with his hands as the cart left the field.

The Packers confirmed Wilkerson would miss the rest of the game shortly before play resumed for the second half.

Fox’s Pam Oliver reported at the start of the second half that Wilkerson was being taken to the hospital by ambulance for further examination.

An eight-year veteran, Wilkerson signed with the Packers this spring on a one-year deal. He had two tackles through the Packers’ first two games.

Rotational snaps will fall to Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams in Wilkerson’s absence. Lowry has played 33 snaps through the first two games of the season, producing three tackles. Adams has played just eight snaps and managed one tackle.